Glow community I need some advice...
I've been having acupuncture for 3 weeks now and every time I go they take my pulse to see how my body is. Yesterday they told me my body was not very strong and asked me about my appetite etc. I thought since recovering from years of eating disorders that my appetite was pretty good. I thought I was eating more now because I've included more protein and fats than I used too but maybe I need more. The last thing I want is to slip back to old ways, but I worry I can feel myself obsessing about food again now. I'm always worrying what to eat and how many snacks I can have etc and feel totally obsessed and worried about food again :( any advice would be great. Thanks all xxxx 💚

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sabwade83
over 3 years

All of this advice is fantastic! I'm trying to enjoy everything I eat by learning about how it's good for me - but I can see how that can easily turn into an obsession and lead me to cut out too much of the 'bad' stuff. You are a strong person and doing really well - stay positive 👍 and like Jen has said might be worth finding out if you have any good local counselling services if you feel it's getting out of control 💖

Jenhamer
over 3 years

After a 10 year battle with anorexia myself and last year I almost died. A year later after a lot of treatment and support I am now living a healthy life with a healthy mind (ok I'm still battling a lot of health problems with my body but they will heal with time). So my advice girls is to try not to get drawn in to the latest craze "clean eating" or even worse the whole "let's go vegan". The internet is the worst place as people post so much crap, and the reality is that everyone is different so what works for one won't work for another. Having constant thoughts about food, or obsessions is not a healthy relationship with food. Food should be enjoyed and restrictions should not be in place, after all we are only here once. If you are really struggling maybe look to see a counsellor and a clinical nutritionist or dietician who can help you. As these obsessions with healthy eating are dangerous and a form of an eating disorder in themselves - known as orthorexia which can easily spiral in to full blown anorexia. Take care my lovelies and message me any time X X

gettingtheglow
over 3 years

I'm glad someone else has these 'obsessions' aswell! It doesn't feel like a healthy state of mind and I don't know what to do!

Jenny Quinn
over 3 years

Thanks Jen 😘

Jenhamer
over 3 years

Hey girl maybe look in to going and getting some help. Nip it in the bud before it takes hold and it can sneak up on you very easily. X X X much love sunshine xx

pincess
over 3 years

Hey Jenny
Sian is right. This plan is well balanced and nutritionist approved and you can always add extra bits if you feel you need to. I find that strong in Chinese medicine may not mean physically strong but may mean emotionally so don't take it as literally you are weak. Don't obsess over it it's how you feel that is important before they said this. Xx

Sian Jack
over 3 years

I actually think this plan is a cracking way to find a new balance without the pressures of "EAT ALL THE FOOD" as its so healthy and balanced. Switch everything we go through it is easy to find ourselves time to time getting obsessed. Don't beat yourself up to much and well done for recognising it

Sian Jack
over 3 years

Fortify your food. I've been where you've been and you just need to build on what you know. Drop me a message with your normal day if you want. But any way you can fortify your food is a good way. Ie honey on cereal etc.